Things to do in Vancouver

Attending CPBI FORUM 2019? Why not arrive a little bit early and experience all that Vancouver has to offer.

The Vancouver area is surrounded by some of the world's most stunning natural beauty: mountains, ocean, rainforest, parks and beaches. This is a city like no other! With endless array of activities, sights and attractions, Vancouver is a city that begs to be explored.

On this page we are sharing different information to assist you in planning your trip to FORUM.

Here is a collection of organized tours that you can book through Landsea Tours and Adventures. You can reserve online and use the coupon to get a 10% discount on the regular rate. We recommend that you check the FORUM agenda to organize your time so you do not miss any session.

Note the coupon is availalable on the welcome page here 

Vancouver Delights Tour

Tour starts at 10:00 am (Approximately 7-hour duration)
Combine the highlights of Vancouver with the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and the Capilano Salmon Hatchery on our Vancouver Delights Tour.
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Vancouver City Highlights Tour

Tours start at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm (Approximately 4-hour duration)
This City Highlights Tour is your best choice to get an orientation of this west coast city gem. A four-hour excursion through the most beautiful city in the world with stops in Stanley Park, Granville Island, and atop the Vancouver Lookout. Our award winning tour guides will also guide you through Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, English Bay, Vancouver Harbour and more.
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Peak & Canyon Tour

Operates daily at 9:00 am (Approximately 5-hour duration)
This tour takes you to the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore. This is your best option for a light adventure, a half-day excursion into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. Stops include Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain.
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Mountain Discovery Tour

Tour starts at 11:00 am (Approximately 6.5-hour duration)
This tour mirrors all the excitement of the Peak & Canyon tour with a later departure and a visit to the Capilano Fish Hatchery. Stops include Capilano Fish Hatchery, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Grouse Mountain.
Customize your tour with an Adventure Option (additional cost).
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Sea to Sky Tour

Tour starts at 10:00 am (Approximately 7-hour duration)
Vancouver’s rugged wilderness is literally right around the corner and now more accessible than ever before! Enjoy this fantastic day tour of the Sea to Sky corridor. Take in the ocean-side town of Horseshoe Bay, feel the spray from British Columbia’s 3rd highest waterfall at Shannon Falls, rise 2800ft to the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola, cross the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge (210 ft high, 325 ft long) and travel to the depths on the underground train at Britannia Mine Museum.
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Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour

Tour starts at 8:00 am (Approximately 12-hour duration)
Our most popular excursion! This is the best tour if you want to visit our provincial capital and the world-renowned Butchart Gardens in just one day. Includes a fully narrated tour, 90-minute mini-cruise, free time in downtown Victoria and admission to Butchart Gardens.
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On This Spot

On This Spot is a free self-guided walking tour app available on iPhone and Android. Explore and learn about Vancouver through our 11 walking tours including Vancouver's historic Stanley Park, Gastown and Chinatown. Create and share your own history using our built-in camera filters! #OnThisSpot for… more

Want to explore on your own here are some tips from local CPBI members!

  1. Stanley park is easily accessible via bike, rollerblade, walking, running, bus, horse carriage, etc. Certainly a highlight of the city and close to the hotel.
  2. Granville Island: also very close to the hotel this is a must see for all tourists. Everything from fresh market, local arts and crafts, smoked salmon, restaurants with views and their own Granville Island brewery. An easy cab ride from the hotel for sure
  3. Grouse Grind or Grouse Mountain: For those more into adventure hiking, there is a challenging but rewarding hike up a mountain that can end with a beer on top. Accessible by bus, cab or car. Its free to do and $10 for the ride back down the gondola. Also on top of the mountain are our very own grizzly bears that live up there. For those who don’t want to hike its around $50 for a round trip gondola ride up.
  4. Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge: Accessible by car and is free. Not as touristy as Capilano suspension bridge but key word, FREE and you can do some easy hikes along the way
  5. Other notes of interest: Kelownais wine country and is only 5 hours by car away. Amazing wines, orchards, lake views and a quick drive in the mountains to get there
  6. Whistler can do done on a day trip but make sure you go early and make sure to go up to the peak especially with the newly build suspension bridge at the top. Also take the peak to peak gondola which is one of the largest gondola rides in North America
  7. Local brewery tours. Vancouver is known for their craft breweries and more and more keep popping up. Officially there’s a company that can do the tour for you but there’s also FREE walking tour I can suggest and recommend: Vancouver Brewery tour
  8. Dining options everywhere. Sushi is a must.
  9. Shared bikes: Vancouver recently created a share bike program and bikes can be found all around the downtown core if people want to rent one out for a couple of hours and explore the city.
  10. Whale watching: Just south of the airport, there’s a place called Steveston and there’s a outfitter out there that does whale watching see here

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